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Center For Statistics And The Social Sciences

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research on statistical methods for the social sciences, and teaches a rich menu of courses for social science students.

News and Events

Upcoming Seminar: Abraham D. Flaxman, UW Department of Global Health, April 29, 2015.
Old and new methods for benchmarking efficiency of health facilities
CSSS Math Camp 2015: Math camp is designed for social science graduate students interested in pursuing a quantitatively oriented-research career. Event will take place September 14-18,2015 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Click this link to learn more.
Publication Honor: Congratulations to Maryclare Griffin whose paper, "Assessing Feasibility of Respondent Driven Sampling Using Pilot Data with an Application to Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults" has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Student Paper Award from the Government Statistics/Social Statistics/Survey Methods Research sections of the American Statistical Association. Maryclare will present her paper at the 2015 JSM meetings in Seattle.

New Items

Working Paper no. 151 (455K bytes)

"Measuring Collective Efficacy: A Multi-level Measurement Model for Nested Data"
Ross L. Matsueda, Kevin Drakulich
Februrary 2015

Working Paper no. 150 (547K bytes)

"Age-Specific Mortality and Fertility Rates for Probabilistic Population Projections "
Hana Sevcikova, Nan Li, Vladimira Kantrova, Patrick Gerland, Adrian E. Raftery
March 2015

Working Paper no. 149 (581K bytes)

"Multilinear tensor regression for longitudinal relational data"
Peter Hoff
November 2014

Working Paper no. 148 (11.8M bytes)

"Small Area Estimation of Child Mortality in the Absence of Vital Registration"
Laina D Mercer, Jon Wakefield, Athena Pantazis, Angelina M Lutambi, Honorati Masanja, and Samuel J. Clark
November 2014

Working Paper no. 147 (496K bytes)

"Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies"
Tyler H. McCormick, Zehang Richard Li, Clara Calvert, Amelia C. Crampin, Kathleen Kahn, and Samuel J. Clark
November 2014